Rafael Nadal's net worth, wife, world rankings, trophies, coach

Rafael Nadal's net worth, wife, world rankings, trophies, coach

Kevin Omuya
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:03 PM

Tennis players are, without a doubt, among the best and wealthiest athletes in the world. Rafa is a Spaniard who is part of the famed "Big Three" of tennis, including Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. In addition, he is renowned as the "King of Clay," which is just one of the numerous titles he has received. Let us look at Rafael Nadal's impressive net worth and journey to success.

Rafael Nadal's net worth
The King of Clay celebrates after beating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the 2022 French Open quarterfinals on May 31, 2022. Photo: Antonio Borga
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Rafael is regarded as one of the best tennis players of all time. He has accomplished what few others have, including winning a record twelve Rolland Garros titles. Tennis experts regard him as one of the greatest, alongside Roger Federer.

Profile summary

Full name

Rafael Nadal Parera


King of Clay


Manacor, Mallorca, Spain

Date of Birth

3 June 1986


35 in 2022

Height in inches


Height in centimetres


Weight in pounds


Weight in kgs


Eye colour

Light Brown

Hair colour

Dark Brown

Parent's name

Sebastian Nadal (father), Maria Nadal (mother)





Zodiac sign




Sexual orientation


Marital status


Wife/girlfriend's name

Maria Fransisca Perello

Kids/child's name

No children


Tennis player


$220 million





Rafael Nadal's biography

The King of Clay was born on June 3, 1986, in Mallorca, Spain. Rafael Nadal's age is 36 years old as of May 2022. His parents Sebastian Nadal (father) and Maria Nadal (mother) raised the talented athlete in a Christian household.

Toni Nadal, a former professional tennis player, began working with him when he was three years old, finding talent for the sport. Nadal won an under-12 regional tennis championship when he was eight years old, motivating his uncle Toni to increase his training.

Toni noted that Rafa was hitting his forehand shots with two hands, and he encouraged him to switch to playing left-handed, believing that it would provide him with an advantage on the court. Nadal won the Spanish and European tennis titles in his age group when he was just 12 years old. He began his professional career when he was 15 years old.

Rafael Nadal's net worth

He is a wealthy tennis player from Spain with a net worth of $220 million. He is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, having won numerous events. He earns $40 million per year from tournament winnings, appearance fees, and endorsements.

Rafael Nadal's wife
Xisca Perello watches the tennis match on Day One of the 2018 US Open in Flushing, Queens. Photo: Julian Finney
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Rafael Nadal's wife

Xisca Perello, whose birth name was Maria Francisca Perello, holds a degree in business and works in the insurance industry. Rafa established his charitable organization, the Rafa Nadal Foundation, in 2008. His wife is currently serving as the foundation's project director. According to reports, the couple began dating in 2005 after they had known each other for several years.

Rafael Nadal's children

In 2019, he tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Maria Francisca Perello. The couple had been together for more than 14 years before their wedding. Despite this, the 21-time Grand Slam winner is the only member of the Big 3 who does not have any children.

Rafael Nadal's French Open

In addition to his record-setting 13 victories at the French Open, Rafa has won 21 Grand Slam singles championships, including four at the United States Open, two at Wimbledon, and two at the Australian Open. He advanced to the semifinals of the French Open by defeating world number one Novak Djokovic. To surpass him, Djokovic would have to win three more games.

Blunders marred Djokovic's performance. The drop shots were effective, but he squandered points that he could have easily scored. Djokovic momentarily turned the tables on him in the second set, winning six of the final seven games to tie the match at one set apiece. Despite the lowering temperatures and the lack of his desired spin, he earned his win to progress to the semifinals.

Rafael Nadal's coach
Carlos Moya is seen during the practice of Rafael Nadal of Spain during the Mutua Madrid Open 2022, celebrated at La Caja Magica on May 02, 2022, in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Oscar J. Barroso
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Rafael Nadal's coach

Carlos Moya is a former world No. 1 tennis player from Spain. In 1998, he won the French Open singles title, while in 1997, he finished second in the Australian Open singles. In addition to this success, he was a member of his country's Davis Cup-winning team in 2004. Since 2016, he has been Nadal's principal coach and lives in Madrid, Spain.

Rafael Nadal's French Open record

He has only ever lost three matches in Roland-Garros in his career, with his exit in 2016 not counted as an official loss because he withdrew before the third round due to injury. Rafa proved why he is the best player in French Open history by defeating long-time rival Novak Djokovic in a late-night thriller to advance to the men's singles semi-finals.

Rafael Nadal's world rankings

He is now rated no. 5 globally and the Spaniard no. 1 with 5525 points, ahead of Carlos Alcaraz, who is ranked no. 6 with 4648 points. On the other side of the net, Novak Djokovic is presently rated no. 1 in Serbia, with 8660 points, ahead of Miomir Kecmanovic, who is ranked no. 31 with 1316 points.

Rafael Nadal's career earnings

The multi-millionaire has won $127 million in prize money during his brilliant career. The freshly crowned Australian Open champion has a $10 million-per-year deal with sportswear company Nike in terms of overall annual revenue. Still, even that puts him below Djokovic and Federer. He also won the Australian Open for the second time, earning $2 million in prize money.

Rafael Nadal's trophies
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates his victory over Daniil Medvedev of Russia during the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 30, 2022. Photo: TPN
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Rafael Nadal's trophies

The professional Spanish tennis player has won the French Open 13 times, the US Open four times, Wimbledon twice, and the Australian Open twice. Here is his Grand Slam list as of 2022.

Rafael Nadal's Grand Slam list


Australian Open



French Open






US Open


Who is the richest tennis player in the world?

For the second year, Roger Federer has been named the world's richest tennis player. Roger had an early liking for the game as a child in Switzerland, which he has carried over into his professional career. According to reports, has a whopping net worth of $550 million.

Rafael Nadal's net worth
Rafael Nadal (L) and Roger Federer (R) during the 2011 Roland Garros final match in Paris. Photo: Jacques Demarthon
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Who is richer, Nadal or Federer?

With 20 Grand Slam singles win Rafa and Djokovic match Roger Federer's record. Yet, Federer is the undisputed GOAT (Greatest of all time) with sponsors, having earned roughly $900 million off the court to go along with his $131 million in prize money.

How much was Rafael Nadal worth in 2022 and how much does he make a year?

In a year, he can make up to $30 million. Rafael Nadal's net worth grew to $220 million at the end of 2021. He is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, having won numerous events. As a result of his expertise, he has been dubbed one of the Big Three in tennis.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.